Ukrainian Fashion Week



Ukrainian Fashion Week International Season SS24: PASKAL at Malta Fashion Week

The first fashion show of the third international season of Ukrainian Fashion Week took place as part of the “Support Ukrainian Fashion” Initiative. PASKAL introduced a Resort collection at Malta Fashion Week.

“This is the second partnership between Ukrainian Fashion Week and Malta Fashion Week. We sincerely appreciate our colleagues for their constant support of Ukrainian designers during times of war. It’s an opportunity to keep working, to sustain the business and team of the brand, no matter what. Creativity and creation cannot be stopped, and we remain committed to our mission of supporting Ukrainian designers under any circumstances,” comments Iryna Daniyevska, founder, and CEO of Ukrainian Fashion Week.

In the new collection presented at Malta Fashion Week, the Ukrainian brand PASKAL introduces the Resort collection, exploring further layers of butterfly visuals previously featured in the brand’s collection “Out of the Cocoon.” The butterfly symbolizes fundamental phenomena – beauty and its transition, transformation, beginning, and end – and serves as a wonderful source of inspiration for the designer Julie Paskal.

Through her designs, Julie Paskal bridges the playful and intellectual, girlish and strong, fantastic and real, making them wearable. Butterfly appliqués, created using PASKAL’s signature laser-cutting technique, are adorned with bright and transparent crystals, as the brand explores the facets of femininity. Aesthetic fractals, the cyclic structure of life, and otherworldly yet accessible feelings underlie dreamy and captivating designs.

Elegant silhouettes are refined with cut-outs and openings, altered with asymmetrical and soft lines. The highlight of the Resort collection is a mini dress entirely composed of laser-cut butterflies. Bras and corsets adorned with butterflies are paired with semi-transparent high-waisted trousers and skirts. Single-breasted jackets complete the range of outerwear, covering delicate dresses and tender shoulders.

The colour palette ranges from minimalist black and white to striking pink and blue. Semi-transparent organza, techno-crepe, and synthetic satin create a composition of textures and tactile sensations. A-line silhouettes, 60s-style jackets, and slip dresses are reimagined into bold and sensitive garments.

When the butterfly flutters its wings, we open our eyes to a new realm of beauty.

Credits: Steven Muliett